Still not had chance to go out and see much over the last week or so, but a couple of pictures from a university fieldtrip to Cavedale today. These are fossil remains of ancient marine animals in the limestone.

Crinoid fossil

Brachipod fossil

Seeing as patch-watching doesn’t happen as much as it should at this time of year, due to a lack of post-work daylight hours, I’ve adopted Crookes Valley Park as a lunch time patch to keep my eyes on in the winter. Highlights so far include a good trip on Monday that included a flock of eight redwings and a grey wagtail. Cold snaps can bring interesting ducks to the lake – last winter turned up a pair of teal and a mandarin – so hopefully something will arrive in the coming months.


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